This lesson is to teach how to find theme using topics such as racism and courage in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
This is a 7 page document. It includes a 3 page lesson plan, 3 page handout / overhead, and 1 page graphic organizer.
The lesson plan itself is incredibly detailed. Also, the lesson is COMMON CORE ALIGNED and includes modifications if you are teaching in a classroom with special needs.
The handout is a student friendly version of the lesson plan. It includes the independent reading / reading log focus for the day (should you opt to use it), the aim, the do-now, a little organizer and space for the do-now response, the key points from the mini-lesson (including definitions, etc), the pivotal questions for the day, the instructions and graphic organizers for the activities, and even the summation.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy!